Housing Staff

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APARTMENTS
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CONTACT US
Main Housing Office
Lighthouse Depot
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
(Closed on Fridays during summer)
Phone: 541-888-7634
Email

RA DUTY PHONE
On Call Resident Assistant
Monday – Friday, 5pm – 8am
Saturday – Sunday, 24 hours a day
Phone: 541-260-6996

SWOCC Student Housing Staff

We’re here to help! If you have housing questions, please email or call us at housing@socc.edu or 541-888-7635.

In housing, we are all about building community and providing the support you need to be successful. Our professional and student staff members are committed to learning about you and creating an environment you are excited to call home. We coordinate many activities throughout the year to connect you with campus, and help you meet people as you navigate living with different people and adjust to your new home in college. What you experience in housing here at Southwestern is on par with what you would experience at a four-year university—with some added perks! The apartment-style living arrangements right on the shore of Empire Lakes are designed for you to live with three to five other students. You can choose some or all of your apartment mates, or you can let us assign you to a room. Either way, we do our best to make your living situation a positive one.

Take A Tour

Drop-in tours are available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit the Lighthouse Depot or call 541-888-7634.

Apply for Student Housing!

Make the most of your education and college experience. Our apartment-style housing is safe, affordable and offers great amenities.

STUDENT HOUSING
APARTMENTS
DINING SERVICES
HOUSING STAFF
CAMPUS SECURITY

CONTACT US
Main Housing Office
Lighthouse Depot
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
(Closed on Fridays during summer)
Phone: 541-888-7634
Email

Dining Services
Phone: 541-888-7704

RA DUTY PHONE
On Call Resident Assistant
Monday - Friday, 5pm - 8am
Saturday - Sunday, 24 hours a day
Phone: 541-260-6996

Housing Leadership

Our job is to be here for you if and when issues arise—rest assured, we help with anything that comes up, big or small. Our student staff live in or near your buildings and housing staff is available 24-hours a day. With only about 400 other students living on campus, it’s very likely you’ll get to know most all of us here by name. We are walking around campus, eating at the cafeteria, and attending different events around campus right along with you. We look forward to getting to know you!

Joe Belter

Director of Residence Life

Joe has been at Southwestern since 2015 and as the lead on all things Laker housing since 2016. Prior to Southwestern, Joe gained plenty of university experience teaching classes at Clemson University, working in housing at New Mexico State University and serving as a graduate intern at Portland State University. When not at work, Joe enjoys spending time on the beautiful Oregon coast with his wife and three kids.

Michael Cole

Student Housing Services Representative

Mike moved to Coos Bay in 2005 to attend Southwestern, and has been a Laker ever since. After graduating, he held a wide variety of positions in our community and simultaneously received his Bachelor’s in History from Eastern Oregon University. Mike returned to work at Southwestern in 2010 holding many positions as a student support advocate, working in both the library and mail & print shop, and is now with us in student housing. Mike and his wife have six children together and love spending time outdoors with them.

Halle Meadows

Resident Director/Head Women’s
Soccer Coach

Halle wears many hats here at Southwestern. She is a Resident Director, the head Women’s Soccer Coach, and also teaches health classes at the College. She moved to Coos Bay from Southern California and enjoys hiking and going to the beach when she’s not leading the Lakers to a win on the soccer field! Halle’s dog, Murphy, is her assistant in housing and enjoys being a part of the Southwestern community.

Derek Ridgway

Resident Director

Derek is very familiar with the school and surroundings since he was a student at Southwestern, himself! At the time, he played on the Laker baseball team and then moved on to Pacific University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Learning. He returned to Southwestern in the Fall of 2019 to serve as the assistant baseball coach, and now we’re lucky to have him as a Resident Director at the college. Outside of work, Derek enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling to play competitive softball and hitting up Prosper Hall for pick-up basketball games.

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are second-year students who have lived on campus with us for at least a year. RAs build community within housing, plan fun and engaging events, and ensure residents are part of a positive living and learning environment. They are available after hours as well in case of emergency. We provide our RAs free housing and a meal plan.

Alexis Bates

Resident Assistant
Cape Arago & Coquille River

Brennan Gilbert

Resident Assistant
Grays Harbor

Justin Ohman

Resident Assistant
Willapa Bay

Kaleb Scott

Resident Assistant
Trinidad Head

Gabriela Corrales

Resident Assistant
Umpqua River & Heceta Head

Noah Kegley

Resident Assistant
St. George Reef & Cape Blanco

Sara Hart

Resident Assistant
Cape Meares & Yaquina Head

Skotlyn Hill

Resident Assistant
Willamette River & North Head

Kaelynn Teagle

Resident Assistant
Warrior Rock & Desdemona Sands

Valerie Osborne

Resident Assistant
Battery Point

Katelynn Evans

Resident Assistant
Point Adams & Tillamook Rock

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